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Josephine Amon
ARCHER–Josephine Rita Veronica Amon,  89, of Archer died Sept. 4, 2011 in Indiana.
 She was born June 18, 1922 in New York City to Gearhardt and Harriet VonZangenberg.
She moved to Archer 35 years ago from New York. She was of the Catholic faith.
 Prior to her moving her from New York she had worked and retired from the State of New York. She then began working for the Reitz Union at the University of Florida and also retired from there at the age of 81. She was also an artist in her spare time.
 She is survived by her son, Paul (Shelly) Amon and daughter,  Cathy  (William Hungerford) Amon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother William “Bill” VonZangenberg and sister Ellen VonZangenberg.
Funeral services were Sept. 9 and officiated by Father Rodolfo Godinez. Burial  followed at Orange Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.

Doug Booth Jr.
CHIEFLAND–Douglas “Doug” A. Booth Jr, 42, of Chiefland, died Sept. 11, 2011.
He was born June 12, 1969 in Hillsborough County.  He was a commercial fisherman in Cedar Key and a member of the Oyster Association of Cedar Key.  He enjoyed walking the island, being on the water and his houseboat.  He collected arrowheads.   
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Billie Jo Booth of Chiefland; daughters, Shelby Semple of Indiana, Summer Booth and son Robert Kint, both of Chiefland; his mother, Shirley (Guy) Anderson of Old Town; sister, Shirlene Booth Allen of Cedar Key; brother, Anthony Phillips of Chiefland and his many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Albert Booth, Sr.
Graveside services were Sept. 14  at Antioch Cemetery in Chiefland with Guy Anderson officiating.
On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.    

Eileen DeRosa
WILLISTON–Eileen DeRosa, 76, of Williston died September 5, 2011.
She was born  July 6, 1935 in Bridgeport, Conn. to Peter and Patricia Harkins.
She moved to Williston nine years ago from Hollywood. She was of the Catholic faith. She retired from Bell South after 30 years in the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale area. She was a member and officer of Communications Workers of America Local 3120, the Telephone Pioneers, an elected officer of DEC, a member and treasurer of AARP Williston Chapter 912.
She enjoyed reading, camping and computers. She loved being with her children and grandchildren.
 She is survived by her sons, Glenn (Sandy) DeRosa, Donald DeRosa, Christopher DeRosa; daughter, Deborah Gonot; sister, Patricia (Robert) Huebner (Robert) and five grandchildren.
 She was preceded in death by her parents and brother John Harkins.
Funeral services were Sept. 10 with Father Rodolfo Godinez officiating.
 The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to AARP chapter 912 P.O. Box 884 Williston, FL 32696.
 Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.

John L. Gilmore
WILLISTON–John L. Gilmore, 82, and known to his friends as Jack, died after a brief illness Aug. 11, 2011.
He graduated from Dushore High School in Pennsylvania in 1948. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served as a financial administrative specialist in Fairbanks, Alaska during the Korean War. He was a former member of the American Legion.
A native of Pennsylvania, he was a former resident of upstate New York. He moved to Florida in 1968 and worked in the propane has business until he retired. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and spent much of their retirement years, traveling across the United States.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lee; children Mark (Marlene) Gilmore of Wisconsin, Karen (Joe) Podrecca of Massachusetts, Meg Gilmore of California and stepchildren Teri (Ken) Wylie and Steve (Debi) Arcangeli, both of Williston; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchildren; sister, Teresa Gilmore of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Barb Prescott of Florida; nephew, Rick Prescott of Pennsylvania and his dog, Cricket.
He was preceded in death by his brother William Gilmore and Stepson, Kevin Arcangeli.
A graveside service with military recognition will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston.

Leonard C. Gulbronson Sr.
CHIEFLAND–SFC Leonard C. Gulbronson Sr. (Ret., United States Army), 66, of Chiefland died Sept. 7, 2011 at the Malcom Randall VA Hospital in Gainesville.
He was born July 28, 1945 to Frank and Alberta Gulbronson and was raised in Orlando. After graduating from Maynard Evans High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. There, he played the trumpet in the United States Continental Army Band, the U.S. Army Calvary Band in Ft. Knox, Ky, as well as the 26th Army Band in Ft. Hamilton I Ft. Wadsworth, NY. He spent the latter part of his military career as an NCO Club manager as well as an Officers Club Manager.
 In the Army, he was awarded numerous awards
including the Army Commendation Medal, six Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, three Vietnam Service Medals, the Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Bars, three Overseas Service Ribbons, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the M-16 Rifle Expert Badge, and the soon to be awarded Presidential Medal of Honor.
He was a former member of the VFW in Chiefland, Kiwanis Club, Masons and American Legion.
He was the former District Coordinator for the North Florida Council (Boy Scouts) and former business owner. He enjoyed fishing, playing practical jokes,
watching TV, traveling, computers, Huddle House, and eating popcorn. He mostly enjoyed the retired life, especially after serving three tours of duty in Vietnam.
Survivors include his mother, Alberta Gulbronson of Bowler, Wisc.; wife, Brenda; daughters, Christina Biegun of Jupiter, Tammy High of Stevens Point, Wisc., Jennifer Priole of West Berlin, N.J., Brenda Gulbronson Jr. of Boynton Beach; son, Leonard C. Gulbronson Jr. of Chiefland; brother, Glenn F. Gulbronson of Chiefland  and many granddaughters and grandsons, and a great-grand child.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank C. Gulbronson; brother, Delbert Gulbronson and former wife, Darlene Gulbronson.
Funeral services were Sept. 12 at St. Albans Episcopal Church of Chiefland.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland.  

Donald Hastings
TRENTON–Donald Olin Hastings,  88, of Trenton died Sept. 12, 2011.
 He was born Jan. 22, 1923 in Kansas to Della and Leovicy Hastings. He moved to the Tri-County area 45 years ago from Bradenton.
He was of the Church of God faith and was a member of Midway Church of Christ in Bell. He served as a minister with many of the Church of Christ throughout the Tri-County area for many years. He taught at the Chiefland High School and retired after 32 years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with family and friends and watching Gator football.
 He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen Hastings; sons, Donald Ray (Janelle) Hastings, Robert Olin (Gloria) Hastings, Leo Wayne (Joyce) Hastings, Timothy Duain  (Renee) Hastings; brother, Gene (Gwen) Hastings; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren with a great granddaughter on the way. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Trenton Church of Christ with Pastors Danny Allen and Kent Heaton officiating. Burial is to follow at Midway Church of Christ Cemetery in Bell, Fl. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be sent o Haven Hospice 311 NE 9th Street Chiefland, FL 32626.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.

Pamela Hodge
Pamela Marie Hodge, 46, died Sept.10, 2011.
She was born  May 12, 1965 in Fort Sill, Okla. to James and Betty Hodge. She was raised and lived in Dixie and Alachua Counties.
 She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Flemington Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Dixie County High School. She loved to watch game shows, going to her nephew’s baseball games, going to the movies and being with family.
 She is survived by her father James (Barbara) Hodge; mother Betty (Wayne) Varnes; brother Tim (Sandra) Hodge; sister, Tina (Pat) Robbins; three nieces; a nephew; a great -niece and two great-nephews.
Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland with Pastor Elwood Baker officiating. Burial followed at Flemington Cemetery.
On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.    

Aleta Shoemaker
WILLISTON–Aleta Ann Shoemaker,  64, of Williston died after an accident Sept. 7, 2011.
She was born Oct. 12, 1945 in Ispheming, Mich. to Henry and Syma Worth. She moved to Williston 30 years ago from Maryland. She was of the Baptist faith.
 She was an active and Life Member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the AMVETS Riders Chapter 444. She enjoyed making dolls, gardening, motorcycle riding, and playing pool and was an animal lover. She loved going to St. Augustine to visit friends.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Michael P. Shoemaker; daughter, Adel Hare; six brothers; five sisters and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held  Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at the AMVETS Post 444 of Williston.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to WAG P.O. Box 752 Williston, Fl 32696.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.

Emory Sullivan
INGLIS–Emory Frazier Sullivan,  66, of Inglis died Sept. 6, 2011.
He was born  March 10, 1945 in Ocala to Woodrow and Lucille Sullivan. He lived all of his life in Levy County. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was a retired banker and was an active in his community and Levy County. He enjoyed traveling in his RV. He was avid sports fan especially the Gators and enjoyed playing golf.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
 He is survived by his wife of seven years, Carol Sullivan; sons, Evan (Vickie) Sullivan, Kerry (Bobbie) Runnels, Kelly  (Sara) Runnels; daughter, Leah (Donald) Winter; brothers, Thomas (Shirley) Sullivan, Woody (Faye) Sullivan; sister, LaNetia  (Albert) Daniels; grandchildren, Brittany, Colton, Caleb, Rebecca, Joshua, Jake, Brent, Griffin, Carrigan, Kelly and Lila.
Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at Red Level Baptist Church with Brother A.D. Priest officiating. Burial followed at Red Level Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.